(This message came as a RESULT of two recent earthquakes that struck the United States--one in Colorado and the other on the eastern seaboard.)
HEAR YE THE LORD--"Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an ALARM in My Holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the DAY OF THE LORD cometh, for it is NIGH at hand (and ready to start)." Joel 2:1. (The DAY OF THE LORD--which is coming--is known as THE TRIBULATION. An alarm sounded today!) Did you hear it? Did you pay attention? Be ready!
(This is the rest of the message that the Lord spoke in the events of today.) Yes, God is shouting through the avenue of these earthquakes!!! First, let's define THE DAY OF THE LORD.
THE DAY OF THE LORD (the seven year Tribulation) is--"A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness..." Joel 2:2. AND IT IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING...
Zephaniah 1:14 to 18 ADDS--"The great day of the Lord is near, IT IS NEAR, and hastens greatly (approaches quickly), even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty men shall CRY THERE BITTERLY.
"That day is a day of WRATH, a day of TROUBLE and DISTRESS, a day of WASTENESS and DESOLATION, a day of DARKNESS and GLOOMINESS, a day of CLOUDS and THICK DARKNESS, a day of TRUMPET and ALARM against the fenced cities and against high towers,
"And I will bring (says God) DISTRESS upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, BECAUSE they have SINNED against the Lord: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh like the dung.
"Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them IN THE DAY OF THE LORD'S WRATH; but the whole land shall be devoured by THE FIRE of His (God's) jealousy: for He shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land."
With such a terrifying pronouncement made by God upon sinful and rebellious mankind, what should people do? Here's THE ANSWER that follows in Zephaniah 2:1-3.
"Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired.
"BEFORE the decree (judgment) bring forth, BEFORE the day pass as the chaff, BEFORE the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you, BEFORE the day of the Lord's anger come upon you...
"SEEK you the Lord, all you MEEK of the earth, (an earth) which has wrought (or deserves) His judgment; SEEK RIGHTEOUSNESS, SEEK MEEKNESS: it may be you SHALL BE HID in the day of the Lord's anger."
SEEK JESUS WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME!!!
Let's continue in 2 Corinthians 6:2 (a parallel thought to Zephaniah 2:1-3)--"(For He [God] says, 'I have heard you in a TIME ACCEPTED, and in THE DAY OF SALVATION (the AGE OF GRACE) have I succored (aided and helped) you: BEHOLD, NOW is the ACCEPTED TIME; BEHOLD NOW is the DAY OF SALVATION.)"
"SEEK the Lord WHILE He may be found, CALL UPON HIM while He is near." Isaiah 55:6.
"For WHOSOEVER shall CALL UPON the name of the Lord (Jesus) shall be saved." Romans 10:13
And by HAVING FAITH, CONFIDENCE, TRUST and TOTAL RELIANCE upon Jesus, this becomes true for us:
"But you, brethren, are NOT IN DARKNESS, that THAT DAY (the day of the Lord), should overtake you as a thief. You are (in Jesus) all children of LIGHT (as Jesus is LIGHT), and the children of the day: we are NOT of the night, nor of darkness. Therefor let us NOT sleep, as do others; but let us WATCH and be SOBER." 1 Thessalonians 5:4-6.
"For God has NOT APPOINTED US to wrath, but to obtain salvation (deliverance) by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who DIED for us, that, whether we wake (are alive) or sleep (have died in faith in Jesus), we should LIVE TOGETHER with Him (when He comes to Rapture the Church BEFORE the day of the Lord, the seven year Tribulation). Wherefore COMFORT yourselves together, and EDIFY one another, even as you do."
BECAUSE Jesus Himself has promised--"In My Father's house are MANY MANSIONS: if it were not so, I would have told you. I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I WILL COME AGAIN, and RECEIVE YOU unto Myself, that WHERE I AM (in heaven at the Father's throne), THERE YOU MAY BE ALSO." John 14:2-3.
"Come, My people, enter thou INTO YOUR CHAMBERS (mansions), and SHUT your DOORS about you: HIDE YOURSELF as it were for a little moment (seven years), UNTIL THE INDIGNATION (God's wrath) BE OVERPAST (and accomplished). For, BEHOLD, the Lord COMETH OUT OF HIS PLACE TO PUNISH the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain." Isaiah 26:20-21.
I feel that in the events of today, that God is saying all this to us.
Will you please WAKE UP and PAY ATTENTION? Jesus wants TO SAVE YOU BEFORE it's too late and you find yourself in THE COMING TRIBULATION. He's giving plenty of warnings.